Kelly Traver, M.D.

Kelly Traver, M.D. is the creator and CEO of The Program, originally known as the MD Health Evolution, and is the Global Medical Director for Google Worldwide. Dr. Traver is also Resident Physician at the Wellness Center at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, Founder and CEO of the Health for Life consulting group, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine and Volunteer Physician at the Arbor Free Clinic at Stanford University.

Dr. Traver has been a practicing physician for eighteen years.  Before joining Google she was a practicing internist and partner at Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park, California.  In addition to her private practice she developed and coordinated the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency rotation at the clinic, served on the managing committee, chaired the Patient Service Committee and served as Director of Project Development.  She also served three years on the Medical Board at Stanford Hospital.  She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and is a board-certified Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and the winner of Stanford's Teaching Excellence Award.  She lives with her husband, also a doctor, and children in Portola Valley, California. 


The Healthiest You: Take Charge of Your Brain to Take Charge of Your Life, written with renowned health writer Betty Kelly Sargent, is now available in paperback.


MD Health Evolution


The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You

Why is THE PROGRAM different from every other health, diet, and fitness method?  Because it works.

Dr. Kelly Traver understands that the human brain resists change.  Only when we learn the secrets of how to get our brain to work for us, not against us, can we make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes.  She teaches us what those secrets are and shows us how to use them in this mind-expanding and waistline-shrinking system for getting into shape and staying that way. 

By combining cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience with the latest information in medicine, nutrition, and fitness, Dr. Traver developed The Program and intially tested it on her patients, who ranged in age from 20 to 81.  Her results were astounding. 

- Among those who were overweight, the average weight loss was 19 pounds.

- Among those who were diabetic, 80 percent achieved a reduction in their blood sugars.

- Among those with high blood pressure, 87 percent returned their blood pressure to normal.

- Some 80 percent of the smokers successfully kicked the habit.

In the course of twelve short weeks, readers can achieve similar success by following Dr. Traver's simple, straightforward instructions for working with the stubbornly change-resistant brain so that it not only accepts new, healthy lifestyle habits but actually embraces them.  Google, Target, and Stanford University have already adopted Dr. Traver's system to achieve better health for their employees.  You are in the driver's seat of your health.  By personalizing The Program's powerful tools you can learn to change your body and your life, simply by understanding and working with your brain. 

(Atria, December 2009)

The Healthiest You: Take Charge of Your Brain to Take Charge of Your Life

(Atria, December 2011)